Well, once again, it’s been a while! The festive season was crazy busy… to be fair, it was a busy year with 21 events/exhibitions! I wanted to check in with a bit of honesty about last year and my plans for this year.
My goal for 2019 was to exhibit my art even more... and I definitely did, including my ever first solo exhibition at Made in Bedford as well as my first exhibition with Prism Textiles at both the RBSA Gallery and Hoxton Arches! My largest ever tufted piece was displayed at St Albans Museum and more…!
I was lucky enough to be able to take on lots of opportunities and be able to produce and curate work relevant to each exhibition. This included learning new techniques and taking up tufting, latch hook rug making and locker hook rug making and I have been overwhelmed by the support and love shown for the way that my textiles art as evolved over the last 12 months.
I will be honest, taking on 21 exhibitions/events in a year has been a huge undertaking and by the time I got to the end of 2019, I was exhausted. The festive season was well timed and I took some time to look back over the last 12 months and decide which direction I wanted to take my art for 2020.
I decided that while exhibiting almost back to back for 2019 was brilliant (and exhausting), I wanted to take some time in 2020 to focus on creating collections of rug tufted wall pieces floor coverings. An exciting, if slightly different direction for my work, but one that I am really excited to get started on… However in order to start producing collections for both floor coverings and walls, I needed more space, so after a search for studio space and finding nothing that fitted the bill and having lots of discussions with Ben, we decided that building our own studio was the best option… so that is where we are up to at the moment. I am starting to develop smaller pieces for collections whilst slowly starting to build our own studio space…
In short, watch this space for 2020... Thanks for reading all the way to the end